Hrithik Roshan, who was most recently seen in the highly awaited movie Vikram Vedha, has written a touching letter to his character Vedha in the film, which also starred Radhika Apte and Saif Ali Khan. It is a remake of their own identically titled 2017 Tamil film, in which R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi appeared. Pushkar-Gayathri wrote and directed the original section as well as Vikram Vedha.
Hrithik also shared a secret ritual he practices during filming, posting a video to social media in which he can be seen cutting a black thread fastened to his wrist.
"Time to let go. I don’t know exactly when I started doing this. Or even why. But I realized today that I ’v secretly done this for every character that terrified me. Mostly it’s a red Mauli ( Kabir wore that) and sometimes it’s a black thread. Can’t even remember when I started this. Was it kaho na pyaar hai ? Or koi mil gaya or much later? ( Wil have to go back and check my wrists or neck in those films ) cause it’s never planned. Vedha got it at dress rehearsals n became it. Kabir got it at the War mahurat pooja and I made it a part of him", he wrote.
"I think I do it cause it physically anchors the commitment I make to myself before I begin. A secret pact between me and myself. The ritual of cutting it is always confusing. For vedha, I tried once my shoot got over but couldn’t, then when my dub got over, but again couldn’t. And then I finally did when the question I ask myself had a satisfactory answer. “Did I give this everything I had?” “Can I do more ?” - it’s a question that scares me, drives me, n keeps me searching for more. Vedha has been a terrific journey. Thru him, I learnt to be. At peace with my failings. Unafraid and unapologetic. I will always be grateful to my directors and writers Pushkar and Gayatri for creating this opportunity. Thank you Vedha. I let go. With love and gratitude", he concluded.
Hrithik will next appear in the film Fighter alongside Deepika Padukone and Anil Kapoor.